Swollen bruised lips after augmentation. (photo)
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Tips for reducing swelling and bruising after lip injection
Your concern is understandable. However, swelling and bruising are common side effects after lip injections, especially within the first 24 to 48 hours, and they will subside. For the next time, knowing how to reduce bruising and swelling prior to your next injection may help avoid them altogether. You can minimize bruising by not consuming certain ingredients that cause bruising such as green tea, ginger, and over-the-counter supplements like Omega‑3 pills. I recommend icing the lips immediately after injections and repeated sessions of icing on the lips for the first 24 hours can help relieve symptoms quicker. Elevated sleeping the first night is also recommended to reduce any swelling in the face and lips. The lips take about 2 weeks to settle with the new product in them. Be patient with your results, because the rate at which people heal and recover varies. If you are still concerned, consult your physician.
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Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board CertifiedPlastic SurgeonChicagoHoffman EstatesOak Brook
Swelling and bruising normal after lip injections
Swelling and bruising after having injections in your lips is completely normal. Icing may help reduce the swelling and bruising, also taking arnica by mouth or applying the audited gel to the bruising may help. Your physician may also have a light to speed up the recovery process, I would give them a call to find out. Good luck!
Bruising after lip augmentation
Post-filler swelling and bruising can take 1-2 weeks to fully subside, so it may be early to assess your final result. Icing intermittently for brief durations may be helpful for the swelling. If you are not pleased with your final result, the product can be dissolved with injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. To maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome, I recommend that you only get treated by a well-trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Hope this opinion is helpful to you. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
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